- Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 156.4
- Total Fat: 13.2 g
- Cholesterol: 38.3 mg
- Sodium: 406.2 mg
- Total Carbs: 2.2 g
- Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
- Protein: 1.8 g
Andi's Grilled Bacon Wrapped cheese jalapenosSubmitted by: ANDICOONS
IntroductionWell it's not exactly lean (I'm a calorie counter, not a no-fatter) but you could try making it with turkey or vegan bacon, and with light cream cheese. They are tasty though and i do get asked for the recipe alot. Well it's not exactly lean (I'm a calorie counter, not a no-fatter) but you could try making it with turkey or vegan bacon, and with light cream cheese. They are tasty though and i do get asked for the recipe alot.
25 large jalapenos (green or red)
1 8oz package Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 package uncooked bacon (25 peices) I always use hormel center cut bacon I'm pretty sure it's 2 slices = 70cal which is less than the competition. You want thinly cut slices
50+ wooden uncolored toothpicks (round works best)
Once cooled (about 2-5 minutes in the ice water solution) remove peppers from the ice water and place on paper towels and pat dry. Match up like sized jalapeno halves, filling each with about 1 spoonful of Philadelphia Cream Cheese. It may help to first form the Cream Cheese into a 'log' shape placing this into one half of the pepper, shaping it to fit, and covering with the second pepper half.
Using one strip of bacon, wrap the cream cheese stuffed Jalapeno pepper. Start by covering the top lengthwise, then twisting around the sides and securing each with 2-3 toothpicks. Repeat this process for each pepper.
Placed stuffed Jalapenos directly on the grill over hot coals. Bacon fat will cause the fire to flare up so keep a close watch on them as they cook 5-7 minutes or until bacon is crispy all around, flipping/turning at least once halfway through cooking using barbeque tongs. Remove from grill, let cool for 2 minutes and remove toothpicks. Serve promptly.
Leftovers can be reheated in a 350 degree oven for approximately 5 minutes or until warm.
2 jalapenos per person should be sufficient as a serving size.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANDICOONS.